The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Permanent Workforce: 3,074 Temporary Workforce: 150 Total Workforce: 3,224

Workforce Composition

Employee Pool Total # Men Women Hispanics Whites Blacks Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders American Indians / Alaskan Natives
Permanent Workforce 3,074 63.06% 36.94% 4.31% 74.93% 12.99% 7.38% 0.37%
Major Occupations                
Gen. Inspect., Invest. & Compl'nce 826 83.54% 16.46% 6.78% 74.46% 7.26% 11.14% 0.36%
Nuclear Engineering 412 91.99% 8.01% 4.85% 86.17% 3.16% 5.34% 0.49%
Health Physics 184 73.37% 26.63% 5.43% 80.44% 8.15% 5.98% 0%
GS-14 and GS-15* 1,533 77.63% 22.37% 2.15% 81.01% 7.11% 9.26% 0.45%
Senior Pay Level* 242 84.3% 15.7% 1.65% 89.25% 3.71% 5.37% 0%
First-Level Officials/Managers 0 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Mid-Level Officials/Managers 13 76.92% 23.08% 0% 76.92% 23.08% 0% 0%
Senior Level Officials/Managers 364 79.67% 20.33% 2.47% 84.34% 7.14% 5.49% 0.55%

*Does not include pay-banded employees

Targeted Disabilities

Employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.99% of the total government workforce in FY 2004, and of agencies with a permanent workforce of 500 or more, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at 2.23%, had the highest percentage of employees with targeted disabilities. At NRC, employees with targeted disabilities represented 0.93% of the total workforce.

EEO Complaint Processing

  1. Counseling

    There were 27 instances of pre-complaint counseling (performed by EEO counselors and/or ADR intake officers). NRC timely processed 81.5% of the total number of counselings. Following counseling, 12 formal complaints of discrimination were filed.

  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Of NRC's 27 instances of counseling, ADR was offered 14.8% of the time; the parties elected to participate in 14.8% of the completed counselings; and 50% of the ADR closures were resolved through settlements or withdrawals.

    At the formal complaint phase, NRC reported no ADR offers.

  3. Processing Times

    NRC completed all 6 of its investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 85 days for all investigations. In most instances, the regulations require completion of investigations within 180 days. Of the agencies completing 25 or more

    investigations, the Tennessee Valley Authority was the only agency to complete 100% of their investigations within the regulatory time frames, with an average processing time of 117 days.

    NRC's average processing time for all complaint closures increased from 567 days in FY 2003 to 587 days in FY 2004. The government-wide average was 469 days.

  4. Pending Inventory

    NRC had a total of 11 complaints pending at the end of FY 2004, with 8 pending investigation for an average of 168 days; and 3 pending the issuance of final decisions for an average of 157 days.

  5. Costs

    NRC agreed to pay $13,348 for 4 counseling settlements with benefits, an average $3,337.00 per counseling settled.

    NRC agreed to pay a total of $162,353 for 9 complaint closures through settlement agreement, final agency decision, and final agency orders fully implementing AJ decisions. For complaint closures with benefits, the average award (including back/front pay, compensatory damages, attorney's fees, and lump sum payments) was $18,039.

    NRC expended a total of $15,733 for 6 complaint investigations, for an average expenditure of $2,622.

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2004

Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Total Instances of Counseling: 21   6   27  
Settlements 1 4.76% 3 50.00% 4 14.81%
Withdrawal/no Complaint Filed 8 38% 0 0% 8 29.62%
Complaints Filed*         12 44.44%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of Fiscal Year         3 11.11%

*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2004 where counseling was also completed during FY 2004.

Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution

Counselings / Complaints ADR Offers ADR Participation
# # % # %
FY 2003 Pre-Complaint Counselings 29 29 100.00% 4 14.00%
FY 2004 Pre-Complaint Counselings 27 4 14.81% 4 14.81%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -6.89% -86.20%   0.00%  
FY 2003 Complaints* 31 9 29.00% 1 3.00%
FY 2004 Complaints* 27 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Percentage Change FY 2003 to FY 2004 -12.90% -100.00%   -100.00%  

*Includes all complaints filed in the fiscal year, including those where the counseling was completed in the prior fiscal year.

Timeliness

Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2003 APD* FY 2004 APD % Change
All Counselings (minus remands) 27 22 81.48%      
All Investigations 6 6 100.00% 177 85 -51.97%
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 1 0 0.00% 707 1,328 87.83%
Dismissal Decisions 0     995 0 -100.00%

*APD = Average Processing Days

Outcomes of Complaints Closed in FY 2004

Complaint Outcomes Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
Total Closures (16) # % # % # % # %
Settlements 8 50.00%            
Withdrawals 4 25.00%            
Dismissals 0 0.00%            
Merit Decisions 4 25.00%            
Finding Discrimination 1 25.00% 1 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Finding No Discrimination 3 75.00% 0 0.00% 3 100.00% 0 0.00%


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